1. About the Conference

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    CIJ Summer Conference
    2-4 July 2015
    Goldsmiths, University of London

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  2. Timetable 2015


    Plan your time at the Summer Conference. #CIJSummer

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  3. Class Information

    Class Information

    Detailed information about what you can expect at the 2014 CIJ Investigative Journalism Conference and Summer School.



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    Teachers and Speakers

    Some of the world's best speakers and trainers are coming to the CIJ Summer Conference. #CIJSummer

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About the CIJ Summer Conference


CIJ Summer Conference 
Give us three days and we will change your world
2-4 July 2015
New Academic Building
Goldsmiths, University of London

The CIJ Investigative Journalism Summer Conference is the only event in the UK offering practical training in investigative skills. For journalists and others who wish to improve their knowledge, this intensive weekend showcases a wide variety of experts.

You will learn: 

- New ways of doing investigative journalism
- Data journalism (formerly Computer Assisted Reporting)
- Financial Journalism, including tax evasion
- Libel and Privacy Law
- Advanced internet research and analysis
- Story-based Inquiry with new hands-on classes
- Access to Information Laws, including FOIA
- WebDocs - Interactive storytelling and data visualisation


NEW! Alexa O'Brien - Investigative Journalist. Since 2012, she has provided an extensive archive of the only available transcripts of WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning's closed trial.
NEW! Juliana Ruhfus - Senior Reporter for Al Jazeera's People and Power - an Audience's Choice speaker
Tom Burgis - Investigations correspondent of The Finacial Times and author of The Looting Machine
Heidi Blake - UK Investigations Editor, BuzzFeed News - an Audience's Choice speaker
Herve Falciani - the HSBC leaks whistleblower
James Oliver - Producer, BBC Panorama
David Leigh - former Investigations Editor at The Guardian
David Crawford - Pulitzer Prize filanist and senior reporter at CORRECT!V
Aron Pilhofer - The Guardian's Executive Editor of Digital
Adam Cantwell-Corn and Alon Aviram of the media cooperative The Bristol Cable
Eliot Higgins - social media investigator and founder of Bellingcat
Sandra Gaudenzi - interactive storytelling specialist and founder of IF Lab
And many more. 

NEW! Nominate your speaker!

"Always something to learn. Great access to speakers. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable fellow delegates."

"A truly enlightening experience! Well worth the money!"



The first two days of the conference will feature practical courses and hands-on workshops, which will enable participants to start practicing their new skills immediately. 
Day three: Saturday 4 July will feature keynote speeches and discussions from some of the leading journalists in the UK and internationally.
You can book for all three days or for each day individually. 



"Top class speakers."

"Inspiring, lots of great people to meet and start new projects with. Amazing speakers."

"I am coming away inspired and with new skills."

"Greatly exceeded all expectations for content, contacts and firing up my own ideas."

"Learnt so much in three days that I will need three months to go through the information."

"Always something to learn. Great access to speakers. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable fellow delegates."

"Would have been awful to miss such a fantastic opportunity. Though a first-timer, what I have learned in three days have set in an explosive manner."

"Gets better every year!"

"A truly enlightening experience! Well worth the money!"

"Exceeded all expectations!"

"The programme was superb. I'll be back!"



Bookings are now open! 

Prices 2015
20% Saturday discount

Freelancers/small organisations (fewer than 10 people):
Day 1**
Day 2 - £140
Day 3 - £110 (£88 - Sat discount)
Days 1-3 - £360  

Big organisations (10+ people):
Day 1**
Day 2 - £180
Day 3- £130 (£104 - Sat discount) 
Days 1-3 - £460


Day 3  - £70 (£56 - Sat discount)
Days 1-3 - £175 

*Only full time students qualify for the discount and must present a valid student card. 
There is currently no option for students to attend days 1 or 2 only. We may have availability two weeks before the event. Please contact the organisers. 
** The Limited number of Day 1 only tickets has now been sold. We may release them again closer to the date, subject to availability of places.

Cancellations policy
A full refund, minus £20 handling fee, is offered to cancellations made by email before the 2 June 2015. 
After that places are not refundable, but are transferable as long as the transfer is like for like or the difference paid. 

CIJ is a registered charity. We do not make profit on our events. All money raised is used to organise training and courses to benefit journalists and journalism. 

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